Dr Daniele Magazzeni
Daniele Magazzeni is Reader in Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London, where he leads the Human-AI-Teaming lab (https://www.human-ai-teaming.com/) and he is Co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted AI. Dan’s research interests are in Safe, Trusted and Explainable AI, with a particular focus on AI planning for robotics and autonomous systems, and human-AI teaming. Dan is the President-Elect of the ICAPS Executive Council. He was Conference Chair of ICAPS 2016 and Workshop Chair of IJCAI 2017. He was Co-Chair of the IJCAI-19 Workshop on XAI, and Co-chair of the ICAPS-19 Workshop on Explainable Planning. He is Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Explainable AI in the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ).
Prof Luc Moreau
Luc Moreau is a Professor of Computer Science and Head of the department of Informatics, at King’s College London. Before joining King’s, Luc was Head of the Web and Internet Science, in the department of Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton. Luc was co-chair of the W3C Provenance Working Group, which resulted in four W3C Recommendations and nine W3C Notes, specifying PROV, a conceptual data model for provenance the Web, and its serializations in various Web languages. Previously, he initiated the successful Provenance Challenge series, which saw the involvement of over 20 institutions investigating provenance inter-operability in 3 successive challenges, and which resulted in the specification of the community Open Provenance Model (OPM). Before that, he led the development of provenance technology in the FP6 Provenance project and the Provenance Aware Service Oriented Architecture (PASOA) project. He is on the editorial board of “PeerJ Computer Science” and previously he was editor-in-chief of the journal “Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience” and on the editorial board of “ACM Transactions on Internet Technology”.
Paul Luff is a social scientist who has undertaken detailed video-based studies of diverse settings including control rooms, trading rooms, surveillance centres, surgery, general practice consultations, design and architectural practices. In most of these projects he has worked with computer scientists and engineers working on human-robot interaction, ubiquitous technologies and advanced collaboration systems. Prof Luff’s contribution has been to inform the identification of user requirements, aspects of the design of the technology and ways these might be evaluated and assessed. He is the co-author with Christian Heath and Jon Hindmarsh) of ‘Video in Qualitative Research’ (Cambridge University Press).
Prof Simon Parsons
Simon Parsons is a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London and Head of the Reasoning & Planning research group. He received his PhD from University of London in 1993, and held academic positions at Queen Mary and Westfield College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, City University of New York and University of Liverpool before joining King’s. Simon’s research interests centre on autonomous systems, in particular coordination and decision-making, and he has published over 300 papers and written or edited 11 books on these topics. He is co-Editor of Knowledge Engineering Review, and an Editorial Board member for Argument & Computation.
Dr Perry Keller
Perry Keller is Reader (Associate Professor) in Media and Information Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. He was appointed PC Woo Research Fellow for 2018-2019. Having joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in 1994, he was Vice Dean of School (Education) from 2013 to 2016. Perry is a specialist in information law, including legal issues relating to data privacy and security; access rights to information; and freedom of expression. His work concerns information law in Europe, especially the United Kingdom, as well as information law in the United States and China. His current research concerns privacy and data protection law responses to governmental and commercial applications of profiling and predictive analytics to citizen and consumer personal data.
Dr Rita Borgo
Rita Borgo is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics, KCL. Her expertise lies in the areas of information visualization and visual analytics with particular focus on the role of human factors in visualization. Her research has followed an ambitious program of developing new data visualization techniques for interactive rendering and manipulation of large multi-dimensional and multivariate datasets focusing on providing solutions that involve human in the loop of intelligent reasoning while reducing the burden of data inspection by leveraging human perceptual and cognitive capabilities.
Dr Andrew Coles
Andrew Coles is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the Department of Informatics, King’s College London, and a member of the Reasoning and Planning research group. His research is in the area of Artificial Intelligence Planning. He is particularly interested in using AI Planning to underpin on-board autonomy, supporting decision making where time matters and/or where there are costs and rewards on the actions that could be taken.
Archie Drake is a Research Associate specialising in applied administrative reform. He previously held roles in the London Borough of Haringey, the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office. Before his return to the UK in 2015, he managed international development technical assistance projects in conflict-affected states. Archie holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Public Administration. He is also a qualified lawyer and holds an MA in History from the University of Cambridge.
Dr Senka Krivic
Senka Krivić is a Research Assistant at King’s College London. Her research covers topics at the intersection of artificial intelligence, planning, machine learning and robotics with a main focus on enabling the operation of autonomous systems in real-world environments under uncertainty. She has several publications in international peer-reviewed conferences, such as IJCAI, CASE, ESANN, IROS, etc.
Dr Quratul-Ain Mahesar
Quratul-ain is a researcher in Artificial Intelligence (AI). She currently works as a Research Associate at King’s College London. She has previously worked as a Research Fellow at University of Aberdeen and University of Leeds. She completed her PhD in Computer Science from University of Birmingham. Her research expertise is in Knowledge Representation, Automated Reasoning and Argumentation. Her research has been applied in various domains such as algebra, civil engineering and security. Her current research involves enabling intelligent systems to explain and justify their outputs and decisions via argumentation.
Dr Menisha Patel
Menisha Patel is a Research Associate at University of Oxford and King’s College London. Her research interests involve understanding, acknowledging and incorporating stakeholder perspectives in the processes and outcomes of innovation. Her research explores how we can use qualitative approaches (alongside other approaches) to engage stakeholders and to enable a more responsible development of technologies. This is particularly now, given the increasing pervasiveness of technologies and growing concerns about their impact on society- especially on vulnerable users. Through her work she continues to work with stakeholders at different levels of consideration- very local, to more broad-ranging, in order to contribute to work in RI and related socio-technical disciplines.
Alumni Team Members
Prof Elizabeth Sklar
Elizabeth Sklar is Reader in the Dept. of Informatics, KCL, Head of the Centre for Robotics Research and Director of the Data Science MSc programme. She worked as a Software Engineer in industry for 10 years on real-time interactive systems, followed by academic positions at Columbia University and the City University of New York, and a Fulbright fellowship. Her research studies human interaction with
autonomous systems and behaviour mining, and she has contributed to shared decision making (e.g., applying argumentation-based dialogue in human-agent and human-robot systems). Her work has been funded primarily by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and more recently by the EPSRC and ESRC. She has published over 150 papers and edited two books. She is on the Editorial Board of JAAMAS, the IFAAMAS Board of Directors, and is programme chair for HAI 2018.
Dr Martin Chapman
Martin Chapman is a Research Associate in the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at King’s College London. He also works with the Department of Informatics at King’s College London. His research interests include computational modelling and simulation, search games and distributed ledger technologies. His current focus is on implementing software to gather patient data from disparate sources (e.g. wellness sensors and EHRs) for the purpose of making and explaining decisions in the context of healthcare. Martin received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from King’s College London.
Prof. Karen Yeung